20 January 2012
hard to believe, but our little boy is one this month.
in the early months of being pregnant with cedar, i spent a month studying in uganda. while i was there i was feeling pretty sick, strangely exhausted, and overwhelmed as i looked ahead to see life in cambodia + grad school + full time work + a new baby in my future. during our chapel one morning, the spirit of God reassured me, saying that this baby i was carrying was a gift to us & not a burden. & those simple words were a huge encouragement to me at that time.
& as we look back on one year with this little guy, they still encourage us. true, he's not perfect, he doesn't sleep well & we end most days exhausted since he arrived, but still, this year has not been a burden, our little son has already lived up to his name, & has been a gift.
& we could not be more grateful for our sweet cedar james.
[oh yes, & now he walks!]
Posted by amanda + daniel at 21:19
9 January 2012
[mok phaith, 65, cries as she searches through the remains of her home which was demolished by authorities in borei keila. photo by:heng chivoan, phnom penh post]
on january 3rd, policemen, guards, and employees of the development company phan imex destroyed the homes of over 300 people in the heart of phnom penh.
[bricks & debris are all that remain. photo by: mai vireak-phnom penh post]
the company plans to use the area for commercial deveoplement.
[former residents. photo by: Samrang Pring/Reuters]